Summer isn’t as ideal of a time to plant as spring or early fall, but with a few precautions, most plants will do fine. Peak sunlight and searing heat are added stressors on young plants with small roots, not to mention, summer soil tends to be drier. The best way to counteract these complications is with regular watering. Damp soil can make the difference between plant life and death – especially during the first two months after planting.
How often to water?
Summer-planted annual and perennial flowers benefit from soakings every two or three days, since their roots are small and near the soil surface. Newly emerged grass also appreciates a drink once or twice a day.